We have a committed team with depth and breadth of knowledge and experience.
CEO, EIRIS Foundation/EIRIS CRN
Conflict Risk Network Research Analyst & Advocate
CRN Marketing and Promotion Assistant
EIRIS Foundation Support
Elissandra da Costa
Senior CHRB Manager & Campaigns Organizer, EIRIS Foundation
Head of Communications & Charity Impact, EIRIS Foundation
Next Steps Project Manager
CHRB Project Officer
Senior Manager, Human Rights & Business
Charity & Retail Coordinator
Research and Project Support Officer
Corporate Social Lobbying Project Manager
Our Advisory Board
Bennett Freeman has spent the last two decades working with governments, international institutions, multinational corporations, responsible investors, and NGOs to promote human rights and sustainable development around the world. Currently Principal, Bennett Freeman Associates LLC, he was Senior President for Sustainability Research and Policy at Calvert Investments from 2006-15. Previously he served as a Clinton presidential appointee in three positions at the U.S. Department of State. As Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor from April 1999-January 2001, Freeman directed the State Department’s bilateral human rights diplomacy and led the development of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. In addition to his service as an Advisory Board member of EIRIS CRN, he is Chair of EG Justice; Vice Chair of the Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN); a member of the Advisory Council of the Investor Alliance for Human Rights; and a member of the Global Witness Advisory Council, the Copper Mark Advisory Council, and the Economic and Business Relations Group of Amnesty International USA. He formerly served as Chair of the Global Witness Advisory Board; Vice Chair/Board Secretary (and co-founder) of the Global Network Initiative (GNI); Vice Chair of United to End Genocide; on the Governing Board of the Natural Resources Governance Institute (NRGI); the board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Institute (EITI), and the board of Oxfam America. He was a founding trustee of the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), and a co-founder of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB).
Adam Sterling is the Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business at Berkeley Law and co-founder of Startup@BerkeleyLaw. Previously he was a startup and venture capital attorney at Gunderson Dettmer and the co-founder and director of the Sudan Divestment Task Force and EIRIS Conflict Risk Network. Adam’s writings and work have appeared extensively in the press; including contributions to The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and National Public Radio. He has appeared on a number of broadcast news programs, including CNN’s Situation Room and CNBC’s Street Signs.
Mike is responsible for investment program client service and corporate governance activities at the Florida State Board of Administration. He coordinates investment program client service, including relationship management, communication with government and non-governmental clients and constituent groups, client advocacy, account and portfolio reporting, and oversight of externally managed portfolios.